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Capital Market

Has Gold lost its safety shine?

August 04, 2022

Gold, which is generally considered as a safe haven investment has not been preferred this time by investors owing to aggressive monetary tightening and high levels of inflation

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Business Sector

UAE real estate is a good inflation bet

August 02, 2022

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Capital Market

The impact of National Health Information Exchange on KSA’s Healthcare system

July 26, 2022

The future of the healthcare in Saudi Arabia, in line with Vison 2030 of the government will be driven by ‘value-based care’ where the system is built around the patient rather than the health institutions. A value-based care empowers the patient since in this system the payment is based on successful outcome of the procedures rather than of their number.

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Capital Market

GCC markets fell sharply due to aggressive U.S. Fed tightening

July 06, 2022

Kuwait’s All Share Index fell by 5.3% in the month of June as negativity in global markets caught up to the GCC region. The risk-off sentiment among investors due to global economic growth concerns amid inflation and monetary policy tightening impacted Kuwait equities..

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Business Sector

Evolving Food & Beverages Landscape in Saudi Arabia

June 28, 2022

With technology plays a significant role in today's food and beverage market, KSA F&B firms must integrate and adapt to meet the needs of their customers.

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Economy

GCC Population Will Be Lesser and Older by the End of this Century

June 21, 2022

GCC population is expected to become older and lesser by the end of this century as replacement rates are declining

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Business Sector

Emergence of Cloud Kitchens in the UAE

June 15, 2022

The Cloud Kitchen model in the UAE has become quite popular owing to lower investment and higher margins compared to Traditional Restaurants

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Capital Market

GCC Markets turn Bearish after a Two-Year uptrend - stung by Global Economy and Inflation

June 06, 2022

GCC Markets turn Bearish in May due to stung by Global economy and Inflation

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Technology

NFTs: Beyond the Metaverse

May 25, 2022

Highlighting the evolution, growing demand, and application of blockchain technology within the GCC with special emphasis on NFTs.

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Business Sector

GCC Logistics Sector: 2022 Outlook & Opportunities

May 18, 2022

GCC Logistics sector offers immense potential for growth. Article discusses the opportunities & challenges in GCC logistics sector.

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Capital Market

GCC markets trend upward on positive economic outlook and corporate earnings

May 11, 2022

Overview of monthly market performance of GCC & Global Markets

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Capital Market

Biggest & Fastest Wealth Creators in GCC (2012-2021) Surprisingly it is not a static list

April 04, 2022

A brief note on the observations made on the biggest and fastest GCC wealth creators over the last 10-year period (2012-21).

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Business Sector

Five Digital Shifts Impacting KSA Banks

March 17, 2022

KSA is witnessing digitalization of banking at a faster pace and we have listed 5 important digital shifts and their impact on KSA banks.

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Capital Market

GCC markets positive on multi-year high oil prices

March 07, 2022

GCC markets rise in Feb 2022 supported by oil prices

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Business Sector

Excel Model to assess interest rate impact on Kuwait banks

February 22, 2022

Impact of interest rate hike on Kuwaiti banks profitability

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Business Sector

Excel Model to assess interest rate impact on Saudi Banks

February 16, 2022

Impact of interest rate hike on Saudi banks profitability

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Regulatory

Assessing the impact of UAE’s corporate tax

February 02, 2022

UAE unveils new corporate tax regime

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Capital Market

US inflation at 6.2% in 2021, highest since 1990

February 01, 2022

U.S. inflation has surged to the highest levels seen since 1990 at 6.2% (Y/Y) due to factors such as higher shelter and car prices, which are both expected to continue rising as 2022 starts. The Federal Open Market Commit

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Capital Market

GCC markets ended 2021 positively supported by sharp recovery in oil prices

January 24, 2022

GCC composite index ended 2021 with gains of 31.4% with Abu Dhabi being the best performer gaining 68.2%, supported by sharp recovery in oil prices

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Capital Market

Kuwait’s All Share index gained 27% in 2021 supported by recovery in oil prices

January 19, 2022

Kuwait’s All Share index gained 27% in 2021, top gainer being Consumer Discretionary sector with returns of 63.3%, reflecting recovery in oil prices.

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Capital Market

ESG indices outperform their conventional indices

December 22, 2021

Harvesting alpha with ESG Investing as ESG indices outperform their conventional indices

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